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04 May 2006

480 Pages | 6 halftones, 6 line illus.

ISBN: 9780192840554


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Colossus

The First Electronic Computer

Edited by Jack Copeland

Popular Science

  • A collection of essays, personal recollections, and very human stories, providing a fascinating account of the world's first electronic computer
  • Contains information which has until recently been classified wartime material, and important accounts, published here for the first time, from the architect of the computer
  • Explains in an accessible and engaging way the broader context of code-breaking, computers, World War II, and the legacy of Colossus
  • Opens with an introductory essay by the acclaimed writer Simon Singh about the history of cryptography, and, for those who would like to dig deeper, the book also contains technical appendices outlining the mathematics
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